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« on: August 14, 2019, 10:41:24 PM »

Has anyone had any success using salted eel sections on a trotline?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 07:29:45 AM »

Salted eel was the premier bait for years. When they became scarce and more expensive chicken necks became popular. The larger ones never
caught very well. At the end of the day the large ones would still be untouched on the line. I'm afraid the ones you have there are too big.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 09:04:06 AM »

Salted eel was the premier bait for years. When they became scarce and more expensive chicken necks became popular. The larger ones never
caught very well. At the end of the day the large ones would still be untouched on the line. I'm afraid the ones you have there are too big.

They became scarce and more expensive (as bait) because they are considered a delicacy in Europe and Asia and are exported as a food commodity.

That would be like using lobster as bait! lol
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 08:57:31 PM »

Has anyone had any success using salted eel sections on a trotline?
They worked in pull traps several decades ago.  Id think that would be fine on a trotline, but you gave it a try and lets us know!
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